Bemused

A group of angry Democrats and left-leaning independents marches on the White House one night, torches and pitchforks in hand. They are shocked by the crushing price increases to their healthcare coverage. They rattle on the gate demanding to see their messiah. Eventually, Barack Obama emerges onto the White House lawn. The torchlight reveals a bemused smile on his face.

“Who gave you the right,” the people demand, in tones both enraged and befuddled, “to take over our healthcare, to jack up our costs, and to force the insurance companies to drop our coverage?”

“Why, my friends,” the president says in his soothing tones, a note of surprise in his voice, “you did.”

Then, without another word, he turns around and goes back to bed.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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